Photohound URBAN DOG BLOG

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Bela, Lily & Blaze June 16, 2008

Filed under: Hound Mix,Lab,Mix Breed,Rescue Dog — photohound @ 10:30 pm
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A beautiful day, a beautiful lake and gorgeous dogs!

Bela is the lab/hound mix of this trio and harbinger of all attention (one is not permitted to pet or otherwise provide notice of anyone else while in her presence.) 🙂 She has liquid brown eyes that tug at your soul and a talent for tracking fish.

She loves the water and gets up high to search for schools of fish (usually taking her position on the boat, while docked) only to come dashing down when she spots them in hopes of one day catching “the big one”.

She’s a fabulous play mate and kept me completely entertained. Her hound-ness shows right through when a passing boat or jet skier skims by… you can’t mistake her alert signal as she HOWWWWWLLLLSSS!! 😉

Lily is a darling combination of Chow and Corgi (who’da thunk?) She is (a) gorgeous (b) super soft and (c) taps right along with purpose wherever she goes. A true sweetheart.

She also has a naturally inquisitive nature and will ENDLESSLY search for the source of spontaneous bubbles. I thought she was being hospitable, you know, digging up two dozen clams to serve me (on the half shell) with some drawn butter. Turns out, her parents discovered, she’s actually chasing the sulfur bubbles that pop up. It’s her favorite past time. I don’t blame her, it looks so refreshing. 😉

Her face makes me talk to my computer. Can you blame me?

Blaze is an Afghan hound mix currently serving his reign as King of the Dock, according to Dad. He does a good job of it too. When he’s not governing boat land he’s actually kind of a shy guy. Very particular.

He’s not a big fan of wet grass. Didn’t seem to have much use for sand or splashing around in the water. He’s charmingly reserved and prefers his safety zone of the sofa right next to Mom & Dad. He’s a lover boy.

And when you’re the only dude of the dog family, it’s just wise to let the women take the lead and stay out of the way- ha ha 😉 He is really so sweet and loving and he just makes you want to curl up with him on the couch and watch movies.

I had a wonderful morning, even getting to get my footsies wet in the lake. It was awesome, I’m not gonna lie. These dogs are way cool! Oh, and I also got to meet the kitty which, I was informed, is pretty much like getting an appointment with the Queen of England so that was pretty neat. She even took post near the bottom of the stairs to watch some of the photo shoot. 😉

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Lucky & Molly June 13, 2008

Filed under: Lab,SPCA Calendar — photohound @ 11:13 am
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As I started to write this post, I kid you not, I described this dog as happy-go-yeah, lucky. Not because of his name but because that’s exactly what he is so it fits perfectly. However, it’s doubly sweet because his last name is Clover, for real. How adorable, right?!

I felt a tad under dressed when I arrived, seeing as Lucky had dressed in his Friday finest. But, he assured me, he’ll probably end up fetching too much and taking his clothes off anyway. Hey, that’s my kinda party! Totally kidding, ANYWAY… he was a perfect gentleman to match the black tie affair I had showed up at.

And he LOVES the ball of course. When playing by himself, he will choose a lighter fare of stuffed animal gizzards but when he has a partner, ball’s the game. I know what he’s talking about, I got just as obsessed with throwing the ball as he did intently tracking and catching it. He was so good at catching!

Okay, and the impression he does of Bill Cosby (just above) is uncanny!

Molly is an incredible young lady of high energy and lots of love. She has ball fever as well but treats fall on the same plane so she could have either and be perfectly happy. Just so long as she’s occupied you will get along just fine. She is such a speedy fetch-er and has so much fun that I had to make her rest so she would actually take a break. She gets so excited and it’s really fun to watch her enjoy her accomplishments. 😉

She also dressed for the occasion, sporting a set of pearls. Together, she and Lucky made a dashing couple! The pearls also came off with his bow tie as she likes to let loose and have fun too- hee hee!

Yeah, that pretty much says it right there.

Molly uses her fabulous combination of sweetness, attitude and female persuasion to get first dibs on everything when it comes to Lucky and the dynamic between the two is perfect. He just stays in the background and lets her have her way. Good boy! 😉

 

Thor & Loki June 8, 2008

Filed under: Great Dane — photohound @ 8:44 am
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Take two. Yes, I had the awesome pleasure of photographing this pair again. They are simply amazing. And their paws are the size of my entire hand…a little bigger in fact.

In the past year, Thor has been taking some time off to think about life. Specifically the life that is now sharing his home…a new baby! 🙂 Okay, by new I mean a year old now and by baby I do mean a human. A very ADORABLE human too! Although Thor pretended it all wasn’t happening at first, he now acknowledges that he has a brother and that this super cute dude is stickin’ around for a while. Thor still gets as much attention as he ever did and is a perfect gentleman…even when he accidentally gets whacked by the baby swing that he chooses to walk in the path of- hee hee!

Loki is still the lovely host of the house, and she still gets behind the furniture to bark when you come in- ha ha! I’m just mesmerized by her beautiful eyes and calm nature. She also has an aloofness that she chooses to portray when she feels like it…and then she decides she likes her picture taken and tries to steal Thor’s thunder- ha ha. She’s a ham underneath it all. Her Mom tells me she took to the baby immediately and is the perfect nursemaid.

It’s always a pleasure hanging out with these gentle giants and I was very happy to have a reunion. Many thanks to their wonderful family for it all. 🙂


 

Izzie June 5, 2008

Filed under: Havanese — photohound @ 12:41 pm
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Izzie (Isabelle) is a wonderfully delightful Havanese whom I had the pleasure of spending a morning with. She is soft and snuggly and oh so sweet as pie. A camera-shy streak in the beginning gave way to the natural model that she is (she has a few show ribbons under her belt) and I enjoyed watching her come out of her shell.

I adore the white-gray puff that sits on top of her head and the rare moments that her eyes peek through. She is a fun-loving and free spirit who enjoys a good crazy dog run, her trademark butt dance and collapsing for a belly rub.

Thank you Izzie for bringing the character that brightened my day! 🙂